Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Skinny Pincushion- October's Across The Pond Sew Along

Across The Pond in October

Our Sew Along group.... come on and make something with us!
It's never too late to join in !
It's October, and time to share  with you October' s  Across The Pond Sew Along project.  It is my turn to choose the project...  and then  Amy, Amanda  and I will be sharing what we have made. 

Project for October:    the Skinny Pincushion   designed by     green bee patterns
This is a cute pincushion that will lay neatly  in front of your machine, and it is a free pattern!  (click here )
The Skinny Pincushion                         Susie's Sunroom

I picked out fabrics (from scraps) that match my sewing machine cover.

The pincushion is still "skinny" here  
I added crushed walnut shell kitty litter for my filling
I love using Blue Buffalo 100 % crushed walnut shell kitty litter for my filling in pincushions now. (I get mine at the pet store. A bag fills A LOT of pincushions.)  It helps  to sharpen pins and gives a nice weighty feeling to the cushion.

A plump (and happy)  skinny pincushion

The finished dimensions of the finished   skinny pincushion:  
10 inches long  x    2 inches wide x 1/2 inch high

This pattern is well written, easy to follow, and is a quick project to make. 
What can  be more fun than this?   
Why, making a SECOND skinny pincushion for my other sewing machine!!

A coordinating second skinny pincushion

My two skinny pincushions

Here is the Skinny Pincushion ,  laying in front of my Viking sewing machine

You may remember that I made a tutorial  for this  Snuggly Sewing Machine Cover, that was blogged at  this post.

Go on over to the Across The Pond Sew Along Flickr page to see what cute Skinny Pincushions are being made,  and to see other ATPSA projects! Then, make a skinny pincushion and put your picture into the Flickr group!
  (It's never too late to add something that you have made from this sew along! )

I am heading on over to Amanda , The Patchsmith, and Amy,  Amy Made That!, to see their creative spin on the skinny pinny!   

I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. I love your skinny pin cushions! I'm thinking that one of those would fit nicely nestled to the right of my machine. I'm going to hunt down some crushed walnut shells!

  2. Such cute pincushions! Some day I will be brave enough to make that sewing machine cover. Thank you for the tutorial. Yours is beautiful!

  3. What a great project for the month!!! I can't wait to make mine!!!

  4. Love your choice of pincushions. How well it goes with your machine cover. Lovely fabrics!

  5. What a great match! Great idea too. Thank you for inspiring me!

  6. I LOVE these pincushions! So lovely and very practical!

  7. Love the walnut shell tip and cushions!

  8. Brilliant idea and just what I need!


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